Guwahati: 2.2 kg heroin seized at Amingaon, 6 arrested


The Special Task Force of Assam in a special anti-drugs operation carried out at Amingaon on September 11, intercepted a vehicle coming from a neighbouring state and seized 2.2 kg heroin worth Rs 18 crore.

The anti-drugs operation was led by DIG Dr Parthasarathi Mahanta and Kamrup district Additional Superintendent of Police Kalyan Kumar Pathak.

Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma congratulated the Special Task Force Assam police which arrested six people and seized 2.2 kg of heroin from them in the Amingaon area of Assam’s Kamrup district.

“In a special anti-drugs operation carried out by Special Task Force (STF) Assam, a vehicle coming from a neighbouring State was intercepted at Amingaon and 2.2 kg of heroin has been recovered. 6 people have been arrested in this connection. Good job Assam Police,” posted the Chief Minister yesterday on X.

In response, the STF Assam expressed its gratitude towards the chief minister for recognition and assured a drug-free state. “We express our gratitude to HCM sir for his generous acknowledgement. Our unwavering dedication persists as we strive to achieve a drug-free Assam under his wise leadership,” wrote the Assam STF on X.

Earlier on August 28, the STF Assam Police and Tinsukia district police recovered a large quantity of contraband drugs in the Tinsukia district.

A senior official of STF said two vehicles were intercepted at Gandoiguri Tiniali under Kakopathar police station.

According to the officials those apprehended were identified as Shiplu Ahmed (27), Maruf Ahmed (28) and Abidul Hoque (24), all belonging to the Karimganj district.
As per information, 700 gram of heroin, cash Rs 13,950, two vehicles and five mobiles were seized, and the apprehended drug peddlers along with the seized items were handed over to Tinsukia police by the STF team, officials said.

After registering a case under proper sections of the law, further necessary legal action has been initiated, said officials.